Radford Care Group is a purpose built centre that offers daytime activities for older people in Nottingham, with extended facilities for the more frail elderly and people requiring dementia care. We are a registered charity and have been providing a service to older people for over 45 years.
We organise activities such as exercise, arts and crafts, speakers, entertainment, short and long day trips out and link up with other centres for get-togethers. We also offer support sessions for carers and relatives and signpost to other services.
About your role
Volunteers are needed to help out in the Friendship Group and there are also opportunities to help in the Day Centre for older people with physical disabilities or requiring dementia care. You can help out in either or both - it's up to you! People arrive at the centre to get involved in activities throughout the day and eat lunch together and a vital part of your role is to chat with the members, encourage them and help them to get involved in activities as well as serving lunch and teas and coffees. The activities are varied so you could be: playing board games, arts and crafts, chair exercises and movement to music, painting, quizzes or gardening.
Radford Care Group also love volunteers to come up with ideas, share your own hobbies, or even get involved as a society group, by creating and running your own activities. You could run a one-of session or a regular activity with the members. In the past students have run sessions to make greeting cards, knitting, opera, karaoke, tea dances, Christmas games and given musical performances. Students have also put on belly dancing, beer quizzes, pamper days, glass painting and making lavender bags.
Volunteers are really valued and have a real impact; helping make the centre enjoyable and exciting!
1 full day per week (9am-3pm) is preferred, but they are looking for volunteers to help in the afternoons 12-2.30pm, for a minimum of 1 term
How to find us
1) Click on the 'Register Your Interest' button to contact the SVC for more details
2) We will send you contact details to email the Radford Care Group Volunteer Coordinator
3) They will email you an application form where you need to provide 2 references
4) They will invite you in for an informal chat about the role. It is a really quick process to get started volunteering
To volunteer with the Daycare section of Radford Care Group you must have good English communication skills to help people with mental health issues and hearing impairment